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Laoise Gallagher

Laoise Gallagher joined the KM Group as a video intern in 2020. In 2021, she joined KentOnline as a Community Reporter.

Kent's richest people including family worth £9bn

20 May 2022
Kent's richest people including family worth £9bn

The Rausing family have been named as the 15th richest in the UK with an inherited fortune of £9.49bn.

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Echo the dog stars in Netflix's Heartstopper

19 May 2022
Echo the dog stars in Netflix's Heartstopper

A five-year-old dog has his own fan club after landing his first big acting role in a hit Netflix series.

Cost of living crisis means children aren't learning to swim

19 May 2022
Cost of living crisis means children aren't learning to swim

A study has found that a third of children are not learning to swim and swimming teachers fear this could put lives at risk.

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Pride events to be held almost every weekend this summer

18 May 2022
Pride events to be held almost every weekend this summer

A round-up of the biggest pride events this year, with six consecutive weekends of partying planned to end the summer.

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Jake Daniels coming out is 'massive for future of football'

17 May 2022
Jake Daniels coming out is 'massive for future of football'

A bisexual Kent footballer believes having an openly gay professional player will change the game for the next generation.

Family of seven left living in one-bedroom flat

13 May 2022
Family of seven left living in one-bedroom flat

A family of seven left living in a one-bedroom flat will be paid £6,000 by a council.

One in 10 women quit job due to menopause symptoms

11 May 2022
One in 10 women quit job due to menopause symptoms

A former midwife says it feels like "time in running out for women", but new research has found that GPs aren't listening to their symptoms.

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Put out a mud pie to save the birds as temperatures rise

05 May 2022
Put out a mud pie to save the birds as temperatures rise

The RSPB are urging people to look out for feathered friends as a heatwave is set to sweep the county.

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Five-year gender clinic wait causing 'mental health crisis'

03 May 2022
Five-year gender clinic wait causing 'mental health crisis'

Gender-diverse people now have to wait five years for initial gender clinic appointment, sparking fears the mental health impact is being overlooked.

'I haven't had heating on since Christmas and live by candlelight'

03 May 2022
'I haven't had heating on since Christmas and live by candlelight'

As the cost of living crisis continues to bite, one disabled mum has removed all light bulbs and has had the heating turned off since last year.

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The criminals who were jailed in April

01 May 2022
The criminals who were jailed in April

Here's a list of the criminals including murderers, paedophiles and dangerous robbers, who were locked up in April.

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Police failings saw domestic abusers escape justice

28 April 2022
Police failings saw domestic abusers escape justice

A damning report from the police inspectorate has revealed that the Kent Police force is falling short in three areas, including domestic violence.

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'The special needs system is a bottomless pit'

28 April 2022
'The special needs system is a bottomless pit'

An investigation has found special needs and disability funding in Kent has reached a £103m cash deficit and parents are losing faith in the system.

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Did the chicken wings live up to their 'clucking cushty' promise?

21 April 2022
Did the chicken wings live up to their 'clucking cushty' promise?

We review the ninth takeaway in a tiny shopping strip offering 'clucking cushty' chicken wings and shakes.

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'Boris Johnson has an eccentric relationship with the truth'

20 April 2022
'Boris Johnson has an eccentric relationship with the truth'

A Kent MP says the Prime Minister's position is untenable but now is not the time for a leadership election.

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kmfm to air world's first radio comedy written by kids

18 April 2022
kmfm to air world's first radio comedy written by kids

School children from across the county have been creating comedy sketches to air on the radio this week.

Kent to bask in the sunshine this Easter weekend

14 April 2022
Kent to bask in the sunshine this Easter weekend

The Met Office predicts warm, dry and sunny skies this Easter weekend across the county, with highs of 19-degrees.

Seaside town could be new 'queer capital of Kent'

13 April 2022
Seaside town could be new 'queer capital of Kent'

A big face on the county's drag scene believes her namesake town is the next hotspot for the LGBTQ+ community.

Network Rail spend £2m removing graffiti from railway lines

12 April 2022
Network Rail spend £2m removing graffiti from railway lines

Tags are being removed and anti-graffiti paint is being utilised by Network Rail in an effort to "freshen up" the railways.

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The latest results from Kent's magistrates' courts

06 April 2022
The latest results from Kent's magistrates' courts

From drink-drivers to shoplifters - here are the criminals who have faced justice in the county's magistrates' court.

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